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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Lover 1, Mar 31, 2012.
What are things that I can amuse my new baby chickens with
roost poles, anything bright but too big to eat, food and each other, lol! Never really thought of amusing them, but all of these things would work. If you give them treats make sure to offer grit with their food.
Can you take them outside for a run? If they're over a week or two old, take them outside for a little while. But keep an eye on them!
Or you can play with them yourself, I remember good old days of getting the little ones to climb all over my shoulders, they loved it, I got pooped on.
I have added a couple of clay flower pots on their sides, pieces of wood or dowel for the chicks to perch on, and lately a wood planter turned upside down. My Americauna chick likes to fly from the top of the feeder to the top of the waterer so I added another destination for her. (The other chicks are very curious about what is up there.)
I handle them for a minute each day letting them loose only when they are calm - a dog training trick I hope also works with chickens!
With all of the toys, water changes, welfare checks and learning how to be chickens they seem quite content. Remember to disinfect and dry anything you put in the brooder.